Have you been thinking about getting lip fillers Kent? Perhaps you have seen somebody with them on social media or been chatting with a colleague or friend who recently had them?
Here, what dermal fillers are all about is discussed to help you decide if they are right for you.
Injecting dermal fillers into lip tissue results in lip augmentation, increasing the size and altering the shape of the lips by adding hyaluronic acid, which is a gooey structural compound that naturally occurs in large quantities within your tissue.
Approximately 400–500 μg per gram of your facial tissue is already hyaluronic acid; so, you are not adding anything foreign to your body, but rather adding additional quantity to an area where it currently does not exist.
Hyaluronic acid preparations come in a wide range of brand names, with slightly different combinations of products and concentration ratios of hyaluronic acid to water.
By using different preparations on different areas of the lips, various effects can be gained from subtle youth-orientated treatments to more shocking statements, depending on your goals.
It is important to discuss with your practitioner exactly what your intentions are.
Exactly which brands or combinations are used is up to the skill and experience of the practitioner.
This is not always disclosed, but the overall goal should be clearly communicated and the practitioner judged on whether they have met that goal in the past with other patients. So, feel free to ask to see a portfolio.
How Many Syringes Will I Need?
If you have been doing a little browsing about this process and noticed that some providers charge by the syringe, you will undoubtedly be very interested in knowing how many syringes would be required.
This is not always the case for providers who charge for the service no matter how many syringes are used; however, these are often slightly more expensive than those that charge per syringe.
Unfortunately, there is no easy answer to that question. Your goals will determine how much filling product is required as will the starting condition of your lips, and, without an examination by an experienced practitioner, it will be very difficult to estimate.
Some clinics also charge a full price for partially used syringes as they cannot be used on other patients, rounding up the cost.
Many experienced practitioners may only use half a syringe per session, asking you to come back in about a week to receive the remaining half even if you require multiple overall.
This is to allow each injection to settle in and any background swelling to reduce so that they can see how each syringe affects and shapes the lips.
What Are The Risks?
Overall, receiving any type of dermal filling is considered safe. So much so that there are lunchtime treatment sessions for those coming in during their lunch break!
Any potential dangers come from inappropriate injecting, which will always carry the risk of introducing an infection into the patient or accidentally injecting filler directly into a blood vessel.
Both of these scenarios are extremely unlikely with an experienced and reputable practitioner.